We had the good fortune of connecting with Thane Marcus Ringler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Thane Marcus, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
When it comes to entrepreneurship and owning/running your own business, there are two core competencies that are essential to achieving your goals and being successful: 1) discipline, and 2) self-awareness. We must be able to lead ourselves well before we lead others well, and it takes instilling and growing both discipline and self-awareness to do that well and to do that sustainably over the long-haul. There are no overnight successes, which is why these two character-traits are needed to help us lead ourselves well in order to do the work we know we are capable of and provide the products and services that other people deserve.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a Development Coach, my job is to come alongside others in unlocking people’s potential by living with integrity through understanding identity. Now I am expanding beyond individuals to working with teams and unlocking their potential through integrity alignment and identity formation which, ultimately, contributes/leads to healthy, thriving teams. The greatest asset any company has is the human beings it employs, yet so often they are treated more like a disposable part of the business, and thus they aren’t motivated to bring their best for the collective efforts of the organization. Each of us needs a coach and teammate to come alongside and expose the areas we are avoiding, while expanding our own knowledge of ourself and providing the structure and encouragement to grow into the contributing individual we are capable of being in our work and in the world at large. Business is never easy, and especially so in the entrepreneurial world. You quickly realize the aspects of your business in which you are weakest and constantly have to face those challenges head on in order to move forward. What I’ve found to be most helpful in overcoming those challenges is to reframe them as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. This never gets any easier, we just get better at reminding ourselves of that empowering perspective in place of the defeating alternative. I want others to know you are not alone and that your story, giftings, and work matters to the world and to the people in your life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Southern California is an endless adventure. So many places I would love to take them! I’d probably start with a tour of some of my favorite cafes scattered around LA down to SD – including Copa Vida, La Colombe (frog town), Bar 9, Menottis, Portola, Bird Rock, Moniker, and on and on it goes. I love strolling through Venice and checking out the boardwalk as well as the canals. I love the beach in San Clemente and the golf mecca that Carlsbad is. Torey Pines is a great golf course to take visitors as well as all the great food and sights around. I always love the nighttime views up in Griffith Observatory and LACMA is a great place to see some good art.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to start by shouting out some of the mentors that played a huge role in helping me grow into the man I am today: my dad – Grant Ringler, Siona Savini, Coach Jason Semelsberger, Chuck Rush, Cody Burkhart, Jon Roberts, Andy Crouch, Jamie Winship, and I’m sure there are many more I’m forgetting or leaving out.

Website: https://www.thanemarcus.com

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